Maryland’s in-state jackpot game rolls to largest prize in its history
Attention, jackpot chasers! The Multi-Match jackpot has rolled to a new record — an estimated annuity value of $4.9 million — for the Thursday, May 5 drawing, with a cash option of $3.6 million (before taxes).
Get your tickets before the drawing to try to score the historic prize. A lucky player who hits the jackpot will be the first person to do so in 2022. The game’s jackpot was hit five times in 2021.
The Multi-Match jackpot was last won by “Country Girl” of Somerset County for $2.2 million on Nov. 4, 2021, and started rolling its way to the record starting with the Nov. 8 drawing. The top four Multi-Match jackpot wins to date were $4.8 million on Sept. 19, 2009; $4.45 million on March 18, 2010; $3.8 million on Dec. 16, 2010 and $3.6 million on June 8, 2015.
Multi-Match, which started in 2006, is Maryland’s in-state jackpot game, with tickets sold only here in Maryland. On each $2 Multi-Match ticket, players receive three lines of six numbers from a range of 1 to 43. The Lottery draws six winning numbers every Monday and Thursday night. To win the jackpot, players must match all six winning numbers on any one line. Players can win up to $1,000 by matching between three and five numbers on any one line, and they can win up to $2,000 more by matching between five and 18 numbers total on all three lines combined. The overall chances of winning a prize are 1 in 8.5. The chances of winning the jackpot on a $2 ticket are approximately 1 in 2 million.
Watch the drawings at 11:22 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays on WBAL TV. Results also are available online at mdlottery.com and on your smartphone. Simply download the free MD Lottery app in the Apple and android app stores.